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Manuscript Evaluation | Critique | Part 1

Manuscript Evaluation | Critique | Part 1

The [Working Title] by [Author] Introduction/Overall Assessment [Author], I'm going to handle this evaluation in a way that's kind of "bass-ackward" from my usual approach. I think it'll be best to hit you straight off with what it'd probably take to turn what you've...

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Writing Violence: It’s All in the Details

Writing Violence: It’s All in the Details

Writing Crime Scenes I used to wonder what makes talented writers lose their grip the moment they try to portray physical aggression. They’ve been moving the story along beautifully, with convincing characters in gripping, realistic situations. Then suddenly, at the first hint of violence, something comes over them, and reality goes right out the window. […]

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The Illustrated Letters of Beatrix Potter

The Illustrated Letters of Beatrix Potter

“My dear Noel, I don’t know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.” So begins the letter from Beatrix Potter to the convalescing son of her former governess – and the start of a franchise. The exhibit at […]

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